Daily Dime: Talking Bolsinger, Martin, Freeman and Altuve

Daily Dime: Talking Bolsinger, Martin, Freeman and Altuve

Here are 10 DFS recommendations for Saturday but be sure to double-check the weather and lineups before first pitch approaches.

Michael Bolsinger, SP, vs. SD (Kennedy), $6400 at FanDuel: Normally I’m all about recommending the best starting pitching option, who’s usually the most expensive. And I have no problem if you go with Corey Kluber (et al) but realize Bolsinger pitches for a team that’s tied for the third most favored Saturday, yet there are 23 pitchers pricier. It’s safe to say Bolsinger’s 1.04 ERA is probably (and by probably I mean certainly) going to rise, but he’s inducing a bunch of ground balls with an elite offense backing him up and is so cheap you can load up on hitters.

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Russell Martin, C. vs. Sea (Paxton), $3500: He’s been an elite hitter since the beginning of last season, and that’s not even counting for him playing the thinnest position. Martin is batting .414/.500/.655 against LHP this season while posting a 1.131 OPS at home, so he sure looks like a must start in DFS at this price.

Adam LaRoche, 1B, vs. Min (May), $2800: He has four homers over 87 ABs against RHP this year and only Coors Field has increased run scoring more than U.S. Cellular Field over the past three seasons. Trevor May has yielded a .344 BAA when facing lefties, and LaRoche is cheap.

Jose Altuve, 2B, at Det (Lobstein), $4100: Altuve isn’t cheap but he plays a thin position and has hit .396/.491/.521 against southpaws this season.

Dustin Pedroia, 2B, vs. LAA (Wilson), $3000: If you prefer to spend your money other than Altuve on second base, look toward Pedroia, who has 10 hits over 24 career at bats versus C.J. Wilson. He also has a career .855 OPS at Fenway Park.

Alexei Ramirez, SS, vs. Min (May), $2300: He was the No. 4 ranked fantasy shortstop last year and is priced closely to as low as it gets regardless of position here. Ramirez owns a .742 OPS at home during his career.

Josh Donaldson, 3B, vs. Sea (Paxton), $3900: This seems like a good spot to spend money, as Donaldson is batting .455/.472/.788 against lefties this season and has a 1.078 OPS at home.

Andre Ethier, OF, vs. SD (Kennedy), $2600: He’s cheap, has five homers over 95 ABs against RHP this season and owns a .361/.425/.694 career line against Ian Kennedy. Ethier is only a very good bargain opposed to an amazing one because he bats lower in a Dodgers’ lineup that’s so far been historically good in 2015.

Carlos Gonzalez, OF, vs. SF (Heston) $3200: It continues to be difficult not to recommend CarGo at this price. Brandon Barnes and Joe Panik are other options to take advantage of Saturday if possible, but during a scheduled double header, realize weather looks to again be an issue in Colorado.

Freddie Freeman, 1B, vs. Mil (Fiers), $3400: He’s batting .310 against right-handed pitchers this season, hits in the middle of the lineup and is at home Saturday yet there are 12 first basemen more expensive than Freeman.

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